Tour Name- Combination of Dire sheikh Hussein and Sof Omar with Bale
The impressive white colored and conic shaped domes of tombs/ mosques which scattered in the site;more than 900 years old famous cultural site and its monuments built under the pious person named Sheikh Muhammad Tilmo 360 years ago. There are over ten such monuments among which the oldest one is the qubba of the Sheikh’s parents. The Sheikh’s qubba, the biggest of all, is separately fenced by stout wall around an area of more than 10,000 square. Metres.
Pilgrimage visiting to the Dire made twice a year by tens of thousands of people (pilgrim from all over Eastern, southern and western Oromia and various parts of Ethiopia).
Not far from Bale Mountains is one of the world’s most spectacular and extensive underground caverns: the Sof Omar cave system. The web river, which sources from the Bale Mountains National Park, penetrates the caves year round, offering a magnificent view to the visitors. Sof Omar is an extraordinary natural phenomenon of breathtaking beauty. At 15.1 kilometres long, Sof Omar Cave is the longest cave in Ethiopia and the largest system of caves in Africa, through which the Weib River flows.
Day 1: Drive via Ethiopian Rift Valley – Dinsho
After breakfast drive through Ethiopian Great Rift Valley en-route enjoying the beautiful Rift Valley Lakes and the spectacular mountain scenery. The rest of the day, walk around the Juniper forest around the park headquarter and explore the area where high concentration of the Bale Mountains Nyala, Minilik Bush Buck and other mammals are found. Overnight camping
Day 2: Trek to Geysay Valley – Goba
Trekking time: 5-6 hrs. Trek to Geysay Valley, to the northerly extension of the park. Here, while trekking in the indigenous forest, it’s possible to spot the endemic Minilik Bush Buck and Mountain Nyala and other mammals including the endemic Ethiopian Wolf. Overnight in your hotel
Day 3: Trek to Harena-Goba
Morninig, drive to Harena. The Harenna Forest is one of the few remaining natural forests in the country. The Harenna Forest is known for its mammals, amphibians and birds, including many endemic species. The Harenna Forest was once habitat to packs of the endangered Painted Hunting Dog, Lycaon pictus. Overnight in your hotel/lodge
Day 4: Drive to Dire sheikh Hussein
After breakfast drive to Dire Sheikh Hussein to attend the celebration day of this astonishing attraction site and celebrate the colorful festival of the Muslim pilgrim. Early in the afternoon drive to Goba. Overnight in your hotel
Day 5: Drive to Sof Omar
After breakfast drive to the spectacular largest underground caves in Africa. Inside the Sof Omar caves, the only living creatures arc bats and fish. Crocodile are to be found in the river nearby but, fortunately, seem to shun the caves themselves. The countryside abounds with wildlife – dik-dik and kudu, serval cat, rock hyrax, giant tortoises, snakes, and lizards, as well as more than fifty species of birds. Early in the afternoon drive to Goba. Overnight in your hotel
Day 6: Drive to Langano
Morning, drive to Langano, is one the rift valley lakes in Ethiopia and safe to swim with a maximum depth of 46 meters. After check in to hotel relax on the lake side beach and visit the other rift valley lake park of Abjata and Shala with a maximum depth of 250 meters, this makes it the deepest lake in Ethiopia and in Africa north of the equator and has an elevation of 1,567 meters. Overnight in your hotel/lodge
Day 7: Drive to Addis- Departure
After breakfast drive back to Addis, on the way visit the rift valley Lake of Ziway with its diverse species of aquatic birds like greet pelican, Marabou stork, hammer cop and different kind of goose, Evening farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer in to airport to fly back home, where your tour ends.